Category Archives: Social Networking

New Cyberbullying Guidance and PSHE toolkit for schools from Childnet

Cyberbullying Guidance Cyberbullying is a form of bullying, and research reveals it has increased to affect 12% of young people in this country. To support schools develop effective strategies to understand, prevent and respond to cyberbullying Childnet (as part of … Continue reading

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Kent Guidance for educations settings when dealing with complaints or issues raised on social networking sites

In January 2016 the Department for Education issued non-statutory guidance, “Best Practice Advice for School Complaints Procedures 2016” (for maintained schools, maintained nursery schools and local authorities). The advice is designed to help governing bodies understand their obligations and duties in … Continue reading

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KSCB Safer Professional Practice with Technology – Updated 2016

The Kent e-Safety Strategy group on behalf of Kent Safeguarding Children Board (KSCB) have updated the “Safer Professional Practice with Technology” document which provides guidance on appropriate and safer behaviours with technology for any professional working with children, young people and families. … Continue reading

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Is there an age limit for kids on social media? – Infographic from the Australian Children’s e-Safety Commissioner

The Office of the Children’s e-Safety Commissioner provides Australians a range of up-to-date information and resources, many of which are useful to schools, parents/carers and young people in the UK. The office has recently published this new Infographic about age … Continue reading

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NSPCC find that parents may be missing vital information in online safety talks with children

The NSPCC have recently surveyed more than 600 primary school children about what information they feel they need to help them to stay safe online. More than 80% of children said that online privacy settings on mobile apps and games … Continue reading

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New Home Office “Online abuse and bullying prevention guide” published

On the 20th March 2015 the Home Office published a new guide that has been developed for professionals who work with young people, to help them understand what constitutes abusive behaviour online, the consequences of that behaviour, and where they … Continue reading

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New Kent e-Safety document available: “Acceptable Use Policies for Education Settings and their Wider Communities 2015”

Today (10th February) sees schools and organisations across Kent, the UK and beyond celebrate Safer Internet Day 2015 with the slogan ‘Let’s create a better internet together’. The Kent e-Safety Strategy Group are pleased to announce that a new document … Continue reading

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CEOP launch new Think U Know Toolkit

CEOP are delighted to announce the launch of the Thinkuknow Toolkit, with fifteen fun, engaging learning activities based on the 11-13 and 14+ areas of the website. If you’re getting ready for Safer Internet Day on 10 February why not … Continue reading

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NSPCC launches New “Share Aware” campaign

Parents’ concerns about social networking sites popular with children are revealed today, as the NSPCC launches its Share Aware campaign to get families talking about socialising safely online. An NSPCC panel of more than 500 parents from Mumsnet reviewed 48 … Continue reading

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Child Sexual Exploitation Training – ‘Looking for Lottie’

The following content is published on behalf of the Centre for Child Protection. A recent Ofsted report highlighted that local authorities have been too slow to face up to their responsibilities to prevent child sexual exploitation. In the first ever … Continue reading

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